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Today's News

  • Lawmakers name panel to work on NM redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative leaders named an 18-member committee on Monday to start work on redistricting, but a top Senate Democrat complained that lawmakers will be hindered because the governor vetoed $100,000 for the panel's expenses.

    Senate President Tim Jennings of Roswell said the veto likely will force cost-cutting by the Legislature, including possible limits on some lawmakers attending interim study committee meetings in New Mexico and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences.

  • Gingrich tosses hat in the ring for GOP presidential run--video extra

    ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president.

    Gingrich's announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-to-form GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama.

  • Full face transplant patient makes 1st appearance--video extra

    BOSTON (AP) — The nation's first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."

    Dallas Wiens, sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons Monday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March.

    "It feels natural," said the 25-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. The operation was paid for by the U.S. military, which hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.

  • Wind Advisory Noon to 8 p.m. Monday

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS... THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS... AS WELL AS THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY AND THE UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL INCREASE AROUND NOON AND WILL PEAK FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND AND AFTER SUNSET.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 1 MILE IN DUST PRONE AREAS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL IMPACT WEST TO EAST AND NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADWAYS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL FIND TRAVEL DIFFICULT ON MOST HIGHWAYS.

  • People in the News 05-08-11

    Kaitlyn Renee McCranie of Los Alamos made the Seattle Pacific University 2011 Winter Quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

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    The Los Alamos Garden Club scholarship of $500 in memory of Liz Saunders, was awarded to Meredith Webster. She’s the daughter of Roxanne and Robert Webster and will attend the University of Minnesota.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 05-08-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Tug o’ war in WR, kickball in LA
    Tuesday — Half-court basketball
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies in WR, printmaking in LA
    Thursday — Around-the-rack pool tourney
    Friday — Tug o’war in LA, kickball in WR
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.

  • Be There 05-08-11

    Monday
    The Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show will be at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Enjoy performances by LAHS dance students and LAHS alumni. Admission is free.
    Tuesday
    LAFD is hosting a fundraiser for staff member Renee Collier’s daughter from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank to assist with her medical expenses. Teen Pulse staff writer Katelyn Collier has an extra electrical pathway in her heart that causes her to go into Supra-ventricular Tachycardia and has had to undergo surgery.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

  • News for Retirees 05-08-11

    May 1-7, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Chicken strips
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Animal Shelter 05-08-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.
    Happy Mother’s Day. Maybe mom needs a new love in her life — just waiting for her at the shelter.

  • District Speech contest winners announced

    Los Alamos Public Schools announce the winners of the District Speech Contest, held April 13 at Piñon Elementary.
    The event, run by Piñon teacher Rose Martin, hosted two finalists from each of the five elementary schools. Each school had their own speech contest during spring, with students competing in either the Serious or Humorous category. School winners advanced to the District Contest to compete with four other contestants in each category.
    Laura Partin of Chamisa Elementary placed first in the Serious category for her speech, an excerpt from “Good Masters, Sweet Ladies” by Laura Amy Schlitz.